Formula 1 2014: Hockenheim GP Results – Final (w/ Video)

If it wasn’t for bad luck, Williams-Martini driver Felipe Massa would have no luck at all. At least, it surely must have seemed that way to him as his Mercedes-powered Williams Formula 1 car rolled to a halt at the first corner of the first lap of this morning’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

Massa’s crash (video, at top) happened as a consequence of the Brazilian charging to the inside of the corner, seemingly oblivious to the fact that Kevin Magnussen’s McLaren had already taken up residency there. Massa tried to sweep through the corner ahead of the McLaren driver, touching wheels at high speed and pitching his Williams into a terrifying, spark-filled roll.

This marks Massa’s 3rd first-lap DNF of the season, and recalls his bone-headed move on Sergio Perez in Canada.

Starting from the back of the field for all intents and purposes, Lewis Hamilton put in a stellar drive, charging all the way up to 3rd and looking for all the world like he’d be able to take the fight to his teammate, eventual race-winner Nico Rosberg, if not for some front wing damage that negatively impacted left front tire wear on his Mercedes/AMG Hybrid.

It wasn’t Rosberg’s win or Hamilton’s drive through the pack that people will be talking about tomorrow, though. Instead, the 2014 Hockenheim race will be remembered for the epic, incredible, awe-inspiring wheel-to-wheel battle between Fernando Alonso in his dog-cart of a Ferrari and the hard-charging, never-give up smile of Daniel Ricciardo in the visibly superior Red Bull Renault chassis. The two sliced and diced at every corner, passed and re-passed one another seemingly a dozen times, and had this jaded F1 fan screaming at the screen.

Really, utterly fantastic stuff from ALO and RIC, and proof positive that, as much as Alonso deserves his World Drivers Champion trophies, so too does Daniel deserve the one that’s surely coming to him, soon.

You can check out how the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim played out for the rest of the F1 field, below, and let us know what you thought of the race in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

FORMULA 1 2014: HOCKENHEIM GP RESULTS – FINAL
Driver No. Driver Team Pos.
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 2
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 4
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 5
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 6
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 7
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 8
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 9
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 10
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 11
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 12
25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 13
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 14
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 15
10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 16
4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 17
9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 18
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari Ret.
26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault Ret.
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault Ret.
19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes Ret.

 

Massa Crash, German GP at Hockenheim


Felipe Massa Hockenheim Crash

Source | Images: Formula 1, NBC Sports.

Jo Borrás

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